October 9th @ 8 pm
October 10th @ 8 pm
October 11th @ 5 pm
October 11th @ 9 pm
The Irondale Theater as part of the BYOV Fringe Festival
Refreshments and merchandise will be available for sale in the lobby.
This production is registered with the New York Innovative Theatre Awards, new awards specifically for Off-Off Broadway Theatre, and your vote will make a difference!
About the show...
WHORE is a one-of-a-kind story of survival, healing and transformation. It chronicles the life of one woman on the journey to womanhood, revealing how her life was affected by misogyny and prejudice that bleed into her childhood, upbringing and young adult life. WHORE will combine original music, movement and multimedia, to express with unflinching honesty the struggles, heartbreaks and triumphs of what it means to fall apart into many pieces and then put yourself back together again to become whole.
Cast and Crew
Suzanne Tufan is an actress/singer/songwriter/playwright hailing from the West Coast, based in NYC. Credits include: Theater: Midsummer Nights Dream (Helena) Gorilla Rep, The Picture of Dorian Gray (Lady Monmouth) The Heights Players, TV/Film: Grimm, (Co-star) NBC Universal, Leverage, (Co-Star) TNT, Combat Report (series regular) Mosaic (lead/narrator) Jeanette Louie. Music: Suzanne released the self-titled album, Suzanne Tufan on Bandcamp (a collection of acoustic compositions) in 2012 and in 2013 formed the band A Year Afar releasing the album and EP Better Life in 2014 which can be found on Spotify. Training: Suzanne is a proud graduate of the William Esper Studio where she studied under Suzanne Esper. "Whore" is her first full length play.
Directing/Writing: O’Neill, EST/Sloan, MITU580, The Flea, Goodspeed Opera House, Edinburgh Fringe, Santa Fe University of Art & Design, FGP Playgroup, The Adobe Rose Theater and Barn Arts Collective. Multiple Associate/Assistant Director positions on Broadway and regionally. Her viral video MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN has been viewed over 20 million times on Facebook and YouTube. Proud slice of BREAD Arts Collective. Associate Member, SDC. Co- Artistic Director, Up & Down Theatre Company. Graduate, London International School of Performing Arts (LISPA) B.A Hamilton College. www.lindseyhopepearlman.com
Kim Dillon is a New York City based Actress and Producer, originally from Ohio. Founder of Squarecircle Productions, currently fundraising for a short film entitled “One Day,” following a woman on day one of society’s shift to a matriarchy. Recent Producing: Associate Producer “Between the Threads-Jewish Women Project” at HERE Arts Center, Co-Producer “Warriors of Education” short film doc in post-production. Recent Acting: Terry in the short film “Hair Trigger” (Best Supporting Actress, New Visions and Voices Festival). Proud member of Actor’s Equity and SAG/AFTRA.
2nd Stage Uptown, MITU580, Under St. Marks, The PIT, Barn Arts Collective, Actors Theatre Workshop, Secret Theatre, Abrons Art Center, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Adobe Rose Theatre (Santa Fe), Criterion Theatre (Maine), The Strand Theatre (Maine), Greenhouse Theatre (Chicago), Merle Reskin Theatre (Chicago), and The Den (Chicago). Multiple Associate/Assistant Scenic/Projection design credits including Lincoln Center, The Public, Minetta Lane and Signature Theatre in New York City, as well as Chicago Opera Theatre, Cleveland Playhouse, Maltz Jupiter Theatre (Florida), North Dakota State University, Arena Stage (Washington D.C.) and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Ingrid has also been a key
member of Derek McLane’s design team for multiple Broadway and Off-Broadway shows. She is a member of BREAD Arts Collective. Graduate, DePaul Theatre School, B.F.A. Scenic Design.
Elizabeth M. Stewart is based in New York. She has worked throughout the city in venues ranging from art gallery basements to off-Broadway theatres. Recent credits include Between the Threads (HEREArts), The Fool’s Lear (IRT), Sources of Light Other Than The Sun (HEREArts / WWTNS?), Independent Study (The Tank), Hedda (DreamUp! Festival), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (New Paradigm Theatre Co), Dark Girl Chronicles (Assoc. LD), and Piano Tales (Assoc. LD). This past summer, she was a lighting design fellow at the Hangar Theatre, where she lit Snow White, Ajax, Far Away, and Playing Peter Pan.
Alison Fortune is a New York city based stage manager, previously based in Portland, Oregon, where she worked for the Portland Institute of Contemporary Art. Since moving to New York, she has stage managed Caligula (NY Summerfest), Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (Cave Theater Company), and Not Medea (Art House Theater). Upcoming, she will be working on White Dress (Access Theater).
Elizabeth May is a New York based costume designer, playwright, musician, and performer. Costume credits include: Zodiac Math (The New Collectives), Vengeful Moon (Tapp’s Art Center, The Great American Casket Company (Bread Arts Collective for Greenwood Cemetery), The Rocky Horror Show (The Barn Arts Collective), The Traveling Musicians (The Barn Arts Collective), and Twelfth Night (The Barn Arts Collective). Learn more at elizabethmay.com and here her band, Pollens, at Pollens.band.
Erez Ziv/Horse Trade Theatre Group, Giverny Petitmermet, Kate McGee, Max Pearlman, Sean Welski, Materials for the Arts, The William Esper Studio, Molly Pearson, and the bar patrons of Island restaurant.
About the space...
Irondale exists at the intersection of art, education, community engagement and social justice. We engage in long term artistic collaborations to create important, challenging, and above all, entertaining theatre that expands the boundaries of the art form and helps audiences and artists make sense of today’s world.
Our work embraces projects that are “impossible”—or at least scare us a little. They range from epic theater pieces created over several years of development, to work with at risk youth, young scientists and engineers, and the New York City Police Department. At the core of our work is the idea that theater is the most human of art forms and can lead us to a greater understanding of who we are, how we can communicate with each other and coexist with empathy and compassion in an increasingly polarizing world.